13 Extremely Lame Comic Book Characters

You have likely heard the idle question “If you could have one superpower, what would it be?” Most of us will pick things like the ability to fly, invisibility, super strength or super healing. There’s a plethora of awesome superpowers to choose from, but unfortunately the characters on this list had bad luck in the superpower lottery. You won’t be jealous of their abilities, and you will likely end up scratching your head once you read about them. These characters won’t be joining the X-Men, Avengers or the Justice League anytime soon, so don’t keep your fingers crossed.

Squirrel Girl

Marvel Comics’ Doreen Green, aka “Squirrel Girl”, had the remarkable ability to control squirrels. In one issue, the notorious Dr. Doom was keeping Iron Man prisoner on a ship. Squirrel Girl summoned a horde of her little friends to chew threw the cables and generally just overwhelm the villain with obnoxiousness.


Pacific Comics’ Skateman, fortunately, only had one issue in the early 1980’s. He was a Vietnam Veteran and martial artist. At night he would put on his skates, tie a scarf around his head, and go fight bad guys.

Ambush Bug

Ambush Bug actually had a cool superpower, teleportation, but it’s the rest of his character that’s mind-boggling. DC Comics described the character as having mental problems that didn’t let him understand reality around him. So in other words, they purposely made him autistic. What’s more, he could only teleport after saying, “Simon says…”